To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield. Written by
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The final shot of Homer sitting on his car looking up at the stars was inserted by David Silverman, who felt that the emotional tone of the scene was such that no spoken lines were needed. See more
Quick, grandma! Hide!
All Along the Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix See more